Stéphane Coutelle is an established beauty and fine art photographer.
Born in Paris in 1962, he has led a rich and diversified career, always willing to reinvent himself and explore new grounds.
He shot fashion pictures and celebrity portraits in the 80's, became a painter of large, hypnotic portraits in the 90's, before coming back to photography and becoming a worldwide reference in beauty advertising photography and film making.
Stéphane Coutelle has published three books : Me Myself and I in 1995, Shoebox Studio in 2012 and Insomnies in 2014. Insomnies’ pictures were exposed in Paris by ArtStudioK gallery in 2014, as part of Le Mois de la Photo program. A new exhibition took place in 2018 at Artcube Gallery. Carbone, his next project, is due in 2019.
Stephane Coutelle has a passion for portraits and a special eye for casting.
The most beautiful women have posed for him, sometimes long before they became famous : Monica Bellucci, Laetitia Casta, Camille Rowe, Elisa Sednaoui, Claudia Schiffer, Milla Jovovich, Marine Delterme, Natalia Vodianova, Olga Kurylenko, Guinevere Van Seenus...
You can not recognise Stéphane Coutelle’s pictures because of a specific visual signature, you can recognise them for their strength : little effects but a strong eye, the testimony of a special bond, the sign that a special encounter took place in the studio that day.
Since 2019, he teaches portrait photography on special courses at Ecole des Gobelins in Paris.